Vikings among nine teams over salary cap floor of $180 million

Jack White, Vikings Wire
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As evidenced by some of the moves the team has made so far, the Vikings are in a tough situation with the 2021 salary cap.

It’s hard to figure out what the Vikings will have to do to get under the 2021 base cap, on account of the exact figure not being officially determined as of now.

We do know the lowest the salary cap can be, though. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the salary cap floor will be $180 million. If the floor ends up being the official cap, the Vikings are in trouble.

According to Over The Cap, Minnesota and eight other NFL teams will be over the 2021 salary cap if $180.5 million — the projection that the outlet is going with right now — ends up being the total. Of course, all these teams would still be over the 2021 salary cap if it’s $180 million as well.

Here is a full list of teams that would be over the cap in that instance:

Vikings

($3,559,416)

Lions

($6,823,413)

Bears

($6,989,053)

Packers

($11,426,181)

Falcons

($19,561,587)

Chiefs

($22,834,019)

Eagles

($33,896,468)

Rams

($35,136,331)

Saints

($48,882,146)

So Minnesota has some work to do. The team already released TE Kyle Rudolph, CB Tae Hayes and CB Cordrea Tankersley. Also, Minnesota wants to restructure with Riley Reiff, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.